Central Park NYC Wednesday, May 23, 2018 OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. Highlights: 17 Species of Wood Warblers including Mourning Warbler, continuing Common Nighthawk and Green Heron.
Canada Goose - 5 (1 Reservoir, 4 Great Lawn) & flyovers Mallard - 6 Mourning Dove - 5 Common Nighthawk - north end Maintenance field (continuing bird) Chimney Swift - a dozen at the Reservoir Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 females (1 Shakespeare Garden, 1 ranging from Gill Overlook to Summer House) Herring Gull - 5 Reservoir Great Black-backed Gull - 3 Reservoir Double-crested Cormorant - 11 (8 Reservoir, 3 Turtle Pond) Green Heron - Upper Lobe Black-crowned Night-Heron - Upper Lobe Red-bellied Woodpecker - male Gill Overlook area (female may be on eggs) Downy Woodpecker - 2 Upper Lobe, chasing each other Northern Flicker - male Gill Overlook to Summer House (female may be on eggs) Eastern Wood-Pewee - several heard in Ramble (Carine Mitchell) Great Crested Flycatcher - pair Summer House to Gill Overlook (not nesting yet) Eastern Kingbird - pair Turtle Pond Warbling Vireo - pair continues at Turtle Pond Dock Red-eyed Vireo - 8 Blue Jay - residents Barn Swallow - 6 Reservoir Swainson's Thrush - 3 American Robin - residents Gray Catbird - several pairs in Ramble (Warbler Rock, Gill Overlook, Shakespeare Garden, etc.) Cedar Waxwing - pair collecting nesting material Willow Oak Turtle Pond Dock House Finch - male Bald Cypress Turtle Pond Dock Eastern Towhee - female between Gill Overlook & Summer House (lone bird, not nesting) White-throated Sparrow - Warbler Rock Baltimore Oriole - 4 pairs (Turtle Pond, Gill Overlook, 2 pairs Warbler Rock) Red-winged Blackbird - 2 (adult male and first-spring male) Turtle Pond Common Grackle - 5 (Turtle Pond incl. female on nest in Willow Oak) Ovenbird - Riviera Hill Northern Waterthrush - 3 Black-and-white Warbler - 2 (first-spring male Warbler Rock, female Point) Nashville Warbler - male Tupelo Field Mourning Warbler - male Shakespeare Garden Common Yellowthroat - 5 (4 female, 1 male) American Redstart - 18 (1 adult male, 12 females, 5 immature males) Northern Parula - 21 (3 male, 18 female) Magnolia Warbler - 15 (3 male, 12 female) Blackburnian Warbler - female Tupelo Field (David Barrett) Yellow Warbler - 7 (2 male, 5 female) Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 adult males (Upper Lobe & Tupelo Field) Blapckpoll Warbler - 25 (5 male, 20 female) Black-throated Green Warbler - adult male Turtle Pond Dock Canada Warbler - 2 (male Riviera Hill, female Point) Wilson's Warbler - male end of the Point Northern Cardinal - residents Deb Allen Follow us on twitter @BirdingBobNYC & @DAllenNYC -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --